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Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions. On May 4 voters get to elect the first tranche of “metro mayors”

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NHS employers tempted to view apprentices as ‘cheap labour’, warns UNISON

Union will seek to use Agenda for Change to protect apprentice pay and conditions

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Health members look to ballot box and beyond to win battle over pay

UNISON’s health conference approves a renewed campaign strategy against the government’s 1% pay cap

Student nurses joined the People'S Assembly march and rally in London to protest against government plans to axe the NHS bursary

‘The fight’s not over’ in campaign to save NHS bursaries

UNISON health delegates hear moving proof of the value of the bursary for student nurses

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Ambulance staff are ‘breaking under the strain’

UNISON health delegates discuss the pressures on ambulance members whose stressful jobs are made even more difficult by cuts

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‘Six weeks to save the NHS’, says Prentis

UNISON health conference told: ‘We must put the health service centre stage in the general election’

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Andy Burnham vows to end ‘callous culture’ of social care

The mayoral candidate for Great Manchester outlines plans for a fully-integrated health and social care service

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All eyes on the metro mayors

UNISON wants to see public services at the top of the agenda during the metro mayor elections

Voices from Europe: UNISON's EU migrant members

Lords back EU migrants’ right to remain

Setback for government’s ‘repugnant’ use of EU migrants as Brexit bargaining chips

EU migrant members speak up for right to remain

UNISON is supporting a day of lobbying and celebration in defence of its EU migrant members

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Fighting back against the cyber bullies

A local councillor from Wales spoke to UNISON members about her experience of cyber abuse

The rise and rise of food banks

A run on the bank

The rise of food banks are the most visible face of the poverty crisis affecting the UK in 2017 – they’re the country’s new emergency service. We spent a few days at one to find out more

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Food banks hope to give Britain’s ‘hidden poor’ a festive Christmas

As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger

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Beating the Big C – cancer, and the council

For many people, working outdoors in the sun is a blessing. But for refuse loader David Lewis, living in the shadow of skin cancer, it became a curse

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UNISON calls for energy equality for the UK’s worst-off users

‘Thousands die each winter because they cannot afford to heat their homes’, union and campaign group Fuel Poverty Action warn